Chinese Man Buried In Snow Breaks Guinness World Record

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A 54-year-old man from Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province has broken the Guinness World Record of spending more time buried in the snow than anyone else in the world.

Jin Songhao was buried in the snow for a total of 46 minutes and ten seconds, wearing only a pair of swimming trucks. News reports declared 36-degree temperatures on this day and yet Jin showed no indications of shivering or discomfort during the entire time he was submerged in the snow…

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Sword Swallowing: The World’s Most Dangerous Form of Therapy

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World Sword Swallower’s Day was celebrated at Ripley’s Odditoriums around the globe.
Six sword swallowers participated in New York City: Harley Newman, James Stilianos,
Nicholas Penney, Veruschka, Todd Robbins and Riley Schillaci.
Also pictured is Robbins’ son, Finn, who celebrated with a foam sword.

Ask professional sword swallowers about the dangers of their art, and they’ll tell you their lives are at risk with every swig of steel. But for some, the perilous stunt is what helps life go on. Natasha Veruschka — a New York City belly dancer and sword swallower. For her, the ancient art has proved therapeutic since the passing of her husband, Terrance Shands-Galloway, in November.

The couple had been married for 22 years. He was also her manager throughout her 10-year career.

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World’s Hairiest Girl Celebrates Newfound Fame

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Supatra Sasuphan, an 11-year-old from Bangkok, Thailand, has been named
“Hairiest Girl in the World” by Guinness World Records

Supatra Sasuphan doesn’t mind being called the “World’s Hairiest Girl.” She and her family even sought the title from Guinness World Records.

The 11-year-old from Bangkok is likely to become a future Guinness star. She has a condition known as hypertrichosis, otherwise known as “Werewolf Syndrome.”

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World’s Fittest Man Sets 200th World Record

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Paddy Doyle is the king of one-armed push-ups. He’s set world records for using one arm to perform 400 push-ups in 10 minutes, 1,886 in one hour and 16,723 in one week.

If running a marathon sounds like a daunting feat, try covering 26 miles in freezing February weather through hills, mud and streams — while carrying a 60-pound backpack.

On Monday, that’s just what Paddy Doyle, a former paratrooper and amateur boxer from Birmingham City, U.K., did to achieve his 200th fitness endurance record…

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Lil Wayne Steals Oreo’s Record for Most Facebook Likes in 24 Hours

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Lil Wayne is a Social Media mogul now?

Rapper Lil Wayne has broken the Guinness World Record for most Facebook likes on a single post in 24 hours — a record only too recently created and briefly held by Oreo…

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64-Year Old Man First to Cross the Atlantic in a Kayak Nonstop

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Kayaking to the beat of a different paddle.

Aleksander Doba, 64, crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Dakar, Senegal to Acaraú, Brazil in almost a hundred days. He’s the first person to do so nonstop:

After 98 days, 23 hours, 42 minutes at sea, Doba and his custom 23-foot-long, 39-inch-wide human-powered kayak landed at Acaraú, a city on Brazil’s northeast coast. The trip covered some 3,320 miles in all, and Doba became only the fourth known person to accomplish such a feat, and the very first to do it nonstop…

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Street Artist Wins $100,000 TED Prize

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27-year-old Parisian street artist JR just won the $100,000 TED prize for 2011

TED, the progressive California nonprofit that brings luminaries of technology, entertainment, and design together for the sake of world betterment, has made an unexpected choice for its seventh annual $100,000 TED Prize: JR, a 27-year-old street artist who, under a mysterious cloak of semi-anonymity, has been pasting monumental black-and-white photographs across the urban infrastructure of the world’s poorest slums…

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Inventors Compete for Distinction at the Annual DaVinci Inventor Showcase

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Inventor of the Year – Jerome Rifkin, Tensegrity Prosthetics

The DaVinci Institute’s annual Inventors Showcase featured 39 inventors showcasing all manner of creations, from audio-enabled greeting cards to jewelry to roving robots inspecting the show floor.

 

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